Skip to main content

About your Search

Hannity 22
Today 17
( more )
CNN 119
CNNW 119
FBC 63
WRC (NBC) 42
KGO (ABC) 38
WHUT (Howard University Television) 30
( more )
English 1423
Search Results 100 to 199 of about 1,430 (some duplicates have been removed)
college. let's look at some of the battleground states. in pennsylvania president obama up by seven. florida tie. republican-leading state obama is still tied there. iowa, obama up by 3.2. colorado close. obama up by .2%. >> michigan obama up by 6. nevada obama up by 4.6. ohio, no republican has won the presidency without winning ohio obama is up by three. mitt romney and president obama are in ohio today. ohio is a key, key, key battleground state. when you add them up here is where the electoral college stands today. you need 270 to win. president obama has locked in, according to real clear politics, 251. mitt romney 181. so this thing -- my point is, far -- this thing is far, far, far from over. this thing is going to be close, and the pew poll is no reason to panic. 866-55-press. that's the lay of the land. that's the real lay of the land today, so you know what it really means? 28 days left no letting up. just work our butts off in every way that people. tell your friends, tell your neighbors, make sure you are registered, they are registered and get out to vote.
in a number of the swing states because of the range of personal attacks obama made on him. largely on his business career. and he should have been answering those in ads but he has to answer them in this debate. he has to explain what the kay men islands is. he has to explain the 47%. when he does that he will completely dismiss obama's campaign to date. >> so you believe that his explanation of his tax shelters and whatever will just put it to rest. >> yes. first heed you is say about the kay men islands bill and hillary clinton claim $200,000 of foreign tax credits in 2006. that's more than i did. >> bill: he has got it say to the people these criticisms will -- okay for the secretary of state by isn't it okay for me. >> bill: you said something very interesting. you said that he has pulse ahead in the swing tates last time you said he wasn't. >> i said just the opposite. falling behind. -- that is true i think the polls are rest. i just went through it if you take ohio, florida and virginia, you combine them, the exit polls from the last four elections have a 1 point democratic skew. t
today. it's president obama's 15th time in the state and mitt romney is there a little later tonight. he is tailoring his message for the heartland. >> there are big differences between the president and me. he has in plan for rural america, no plans forking a culture, no plan for getting people back to work. i do. >> reporter: normally you would see the running mates crisscrossing across the battleground states. they are temporarily off the campaign trail. >> emily, talking about those debates, mitt romney's comment about big bird last week is getting more play. tell us what's developing with that. >> reporter: usually we talk about politics making for strange bed fellows. this case you have to factor in big bird's nest. big bird is the leading character in the now hob attack ad. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry b it's sesame street. >> the sarcasm. it spots big bird with the likes of bernie madoff. romney said he would cut the federal subsidy to pbs to reduce the deafcy. romney said this had shows misplaced presidential p
spending the morning over in iowa. about a half hour ago, president obama finished speaking with students at ohio state. today is the last day for ohio residents to register to vote. and battleground, virginia, will play host to governor romney this friday. that's when he is scheduled to be back in the commonwealth this time in richmond. right now, michelle obama wrapped up a rally in leesburg. ken is live with the first lady. ken. >> reporter: derek, if you can hear me okay, this just wrapped up. let me see if we can zoom in here. see what is left of this rally. michelle obama greeting some supporters. they chose loudoun county, the barack obama campaign focusing on what they are calling a grass rootings movement to try and get people to register to vote before october 15. of course that is less than a week away from now. this is the last final push to try and win what many folks have considered a battleground state in this election. throughout this event here, michelle obama spokabout healthcare, the economy, getting behind people and backing people up during hard times. she said quote
government back to the states. obama will obviously quite a stronger government. the moderator did a good job. >> next is alex from indiana. what did you think? >> i thought mitt romney showed great poise during the debate. he just looked overall more polished than obama did. i thought the moderating was great. people have to get their views across. i believe that obama during the debate concluded even more to me that he is not what we need over the next four years. he has talked about the same things for the past year during the campaign, which is providing more safety nets for lower income people, putting in more government regulations on small businesses and big businesses, he has not taken china seriously, taking american jobs and being a money manipulator. he has added so much to the national debt to that he promised to reduce. i know it is not all of his fault and the congress is to blame, too, but he is the guy that has to take charge and get people realizing we are on a path to destruction. i think we need a new president in 2012. >> will also take some tweets. karl rove says -- next
president obama, his campaign surrogates, when they campaign in these early voting states, urging people, one, to be able to register, make sure they're registered and also vote early. banking all the sure obama votes to concentrate on the swing voters and the undecideds closer to election day. >> yeah. earlier in the week, the pennsylvania judge ruling that voter i.d. rules, they can't be imment impleme implemented. how does that affect another key state? >> people were worried the pennsylvania voter i.d. law could make the pennsylvania contest a little closer than the polls subject. right now president obama in most polls in the keystone state is up in high double digits. this could disproportion knitly affect minorities and others seen to be democratic voters, could end up hurting them, but this ruling that the pennsylvania voter i.d. law essentially will not be the law for 2012 pretty much eliminates a lot of democratic worries that that law could end up making the race closer than it currently appears in the polls. >> i want to know if you see a big difference in 24 hours, because w
, obama 47% and romney 46%. you know the state better than most. what do you think romney has to do to tip it in his favor in. >> well, here's what he better not do. ten days ago he was behind. he came from behind and he is in a dead heat, as you know right now. if he plays prevent defense and i know his consultants are going to want him to be very, very careful and not make a mistake. that's how you will lose to barack obama. in the radio clip, my point was, he is going to come out swinging and he's going to come out maybe with a few punches below the belt. romney is going to do what he did in the first debate. that is, american voters are very interested in style, maybe even more style over substance and that was the first debate you've ever seen where barack obama was outstyled. body language, mitt romney looked much more presidential and come out mitt romney and continue to strike contrasts say that we are not a government with a country, we're a country with a government and empower the people in every way possible and point out that, you know, americans have lost 40% of their net wor
after geth elected as president of the united states and serving four years bark obama walked out on the stage and said i am black, i can't take on the white guy. whether in sports or music or acting some days you don't have the juice. we squeezed out what we could and i will offer my humble and accurate assessment of the efirst of all mitt romney countering what the obama came pair is saying about his tax proposal. >> i have five boys and i am used to people saying something that is not always true ask keep - and keep on repeating it and hope i believe it >> this was brilliant. first of all by envoking the story of his sons, it brought the sense of connection of mitt romney as a father and he raised kid more like us in that regard. countering the criticisms of mitt romney. that showed a connection and his boys had told him . let's say funny business like every body does to their partner, that said yeah, it must be normal in the romney house. but then the subtle was he was saying, you know, it doesn't matter if you are my son house or president. if you keep telling me something ov
state succeeds. and with the bush i worked. and obama stopping an aircraft carriier from moving out of virginia. i am tim cane. as your senator i will partner with who ever is president of the united states to do what is write for virginia. >> i love more partners and fewer partisans. how did that rate? >> it is one of the most affective senate ads. he's appeal toth center and i recognize those in your audience and at home you want to see more red meat. but you have to capture the people in the center and that does just that. >> look at george alen. very emotional and powerful. >> the hum dee jason was driving in drove over a road side bomb. jason and other marines were kill would. following jason's death we received outpouring of love and support. one of the letters we received was from george alen. it was a hand writ know note parent to parent. i was able to see the speech. i took jason's dog tags and handed them to him. he still has those dog tags to to this i am george alen. >> that gets to me and i don'tine live in virginia. how did the voters viewed it >> it was so emotional t
of times, i'm like did he say what? nch this morning the obama campaign is out amplifying the says my street not wall street adark. the ad is not going to air in a single battleground state, it's only being bought on national cable, so they tell me. take a look at it. >> bernie madoff, criminals, gluttons of greed and the evil genius who towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird, big bird, big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's "sesame street." >> it's six days later, the obama campaign seems to be looking back at the campaign and not able to turn the page after the debate. maybe it's part of the entire qualm pain conversation. you have to ask yourself, every time they bring up the debate, is that good for obama? or is that good for romney. >>> driving rain didn't keep romney from -- >> people w07bd why it is i'm so confident that we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a stay like this, this is unbelievable. >>> unemployment has droppeded below the 8% mark. we wondered if
in iowa. combined, iowa and ohio have 24 electoral votes up for grabs. obama won both states in 2008 and has a stlim three-point lead in these two battlegrounds. speaking of battlegrounds, word today the romney camp is moving resources out of pennsylvania and into ohio hoping to target early voters in the buckeye state. the first poll was conducted entirely after last week's debate shows romney with a four-point lead monday likely voters. it's a 12-point swing. if you look at gallup, obama leads among registered voters but romney leads among the all important likely voters. it's why both pull out the big guns on the trail calling in bill clinton and chris christie, while the running mates are holed up in debate prep. they face off thursday in kentucky. one month out, and we start today with "washington post" political columnist dana millback. >> hi, s.e. >> hi. let's start with with the pugh poll. it puts hit ahead likely voters and registered voters and he's made big gains among women voters and middle class voters. is it about one debate night? >> it's time for obama to panic. we d
of their israeli neighbors. president clinton's secretary of state, madeleine albright, told reporters on an obama campaign conference call that romney's speech was full of platitudes but no policies. >> there's an awful lot of rhetoric and things, but when you get to the specifics, you kind of don't get the sense that he knows exactly what tools to use and how to operate within an international setting and what the role of the united states is in the 21st century. >> reporter: the obama campaign's reaction to this speech is part of a larger strategy to portray romney as opportunistic and dishonest. it all started right after that debate performance, scott. the old obama campaign might have made little mention of this speech. >> pelley: nancy, thanks. relief may be near for californians paying record high gas prices. there were record low temperatures in some parts of the nation. and it's the beginning of a new chapter in space when the "cbs evening news" a r j.d. power and associates has ranked quicken loans "highest in customer satisfaction in the nation." call or go to quickenloans
the xiv said -- i am the state. and mr. obama became very close in an press conference to saying i am the change. the title is actually from suggestion of my editor. and publishers, i had entertained another possibility, which was actually suggested to me my my friend bill. barack obama, what the hell were we thinking? [laughter] as opposed to some of my conservative colleagues and friends, i don't think we get very far by labeling president obama a socialist or by trying to trace his foreign origins or his secret muslim "devotions" nor i do think even that we greatly alumni nate things by to -- as my old friend argues in his movie and two books about obama. i think it's fairer to begin fairer and more useful in the end -- excuse me. to begin admitting president obama is what he call himself namely a progressive or a liberal. and the rest of the title is on barack obama and the crisis of liberalism. i don't mean by this the kind of crisis that was like this is the kind of national emergency that invites the expansion of government. but rather crisis in the old fashioned sense of turni
of america and people are asking, where is the president? president obama is in another crucial swing state, ohio. both candidates will profile seizure gats this week. former president clinton teams up with mr. obama at a fundraiser tonight in california. two days later, clinton campaigns for the president in another battleground, nevada. >> mitt is up to the task. he's prepared. >> romney's wife ann goes in front of cameras wednesday morning when she's a special co-host on abc's "good morning, america." but the highlight of the week is this week's vice presidential debate. both are preparing for their own showdown which takes place thursday in danville, kentucky. >> i'm looking forward to it, i really am. the thing about congressman ryan is he's been straightfwoorward to now about all the significant changes he wants to make. we have a fundamentally different view on a whole range of issues. >> i'm studying, i'm reading joe biden's speeches, watching joe biden tape and just studying on all the various issues. >> and thanks to romney's strong performance at last week's debate, there is even
to the golden state, including the bay area as fundraising gets close to $1 billion. today president obama landed in los angeles for a visit. tonight's events includes a reception with bill clinton and dinner and a concert. >> tomorrow president obama will go to bakersfield to dedicate immomentument and then will arrive in the bay area -- monument and then arrive in the bay area. mitt romney campaigned in florida, knocking president obama's performance in last week's debate. >> you had the chance to hear his answers or his non-answers. [ laughter ] >> now, of course, we are hearing his excuses and january we will watch him leave the white house. >> mitt romney had to fight off a supporter who was attempting to wipe his face. a poll shows mitt romney about even with president obama in florida. in colorado mitt romney losing ground in the swing state since the debate. a poll found the president is leading by 4 points. that is one point less than a different poll taken before the debate. 80% said they watched the debate. >>> this week the nominees for vice president will go head to head in a
they will be addressing. >> that poll shows obama with an 11 point lead and a dusting states but mitt romney advisers believe many undecided voters are still up for grabs and say they will -- mitt romney will hold his message. >> now, your 11 insta weather forecaster christopher's showers, -- your insta weather forecast. >> the showers are fairly light. you can see west of the mountains, the rain is much heavier. all that will continue to shift slowly to the north and east. the pressure is drawing moisture off the gulf of mexico and up to the mountains. it will grassley word to the next day and a half or so. at bwi, the total rain -- a little bit of a deficit for the month of december. it is looking promising. semin to degrees. that is average for the day. 48 for the menlo -- for the morning low. probably will not see temperatures cooling off much at all. i think it will be rain around for the morning rush hour. 55 in the coolest burster is 62 in a downtown bar to more -- 62 in downtown baltimore. even though we will see clouds and showers for tuesday and parts of wednesday, temperatures will continu
president obama desevens credit for getting the deal done. >> it's a commitment to a man who knows the state, a man who represented the state, the united states senate. a man who hasn't forgotten his home state of illinois. >> documents filed today do give the attorney general wide latitude to house people at the facility who in his opinion are proper subject for confinement in such institutions. >> bret: thank you. more in the top two stories with the panel later. now to politics and the reason we're here in denver. we're five weeks away from the election. that's 35 days from today. the two candidates are getting ready for their closeups. right here tomorrow night. both have spent considerable time on tactics and strategy for this first debate. chief white house correspondent ed henry looks at what the two men are likely to face from each other. >> trying to project a calm and cool image ahead of the critical first debate. president obama delivered one of theness campaign offices and dialed up volunteers as he compared debate prep to cramming for a final exam. >> it's a drag. [ laughter ] t
will be joining governor romney and his running nature at 6:45 on stage. president obama won this state by six in 2008. governor romney trailing in the polls currently hoping to use his debate performance to narrow the gap. it was the first time the two candidates were on stage face-to-face, a chance for governor romney to one-on-one answer allegations that the obama campaign has been firing his way. one of them over this idea that governor romney is trying to implement a $5 trillion tax cut for the rich. he repeatedly answered that question for president until it finally came down to this. >> look i've got five boys. i'm used to people saying something that is not always true, but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping i'll believe it. but that is not the case, all right. i will not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >> that is probably as close as last night's debate came to a memorable line. rather than being a selection of zingers it was uncharacteristic lee marked by substance, jon. jon: isn't that amazing, substance in a debate. what about the president's performanc
that obama was not born in the united states, believe that tax cuts raise revenue so -- >> and -- >> it's not surprising they're going to believe somehow or another to be -- this is economic birtherism. that's what it is. >> you have to keep your eyes just for a second on the fundamentals. >> thank you. >> one of the reasons people don't think things are getting better economically is not only because they have eyes, but because they know our fundamentals are bad, the spending is terrible, the tax structure isn't competitive. they're looking down the road and seeing -- >> and prices have doubled. health care premiums have gone up. >> move to not make it better. maybe change would be a good job in order to get growth. >> but that's an imaginary public you're talking about. polls show that the economy is now dead even despite the lousy absolute state of the economy, people think that obama -- >> you know as well as i do spending continues to be huge but our tax system isn't competitive and everybody out there worries about that. oh, my god. >> people's optimism about the economy is increa
in the wrong state. i live in new york. my state votes will go to obama. if all new york swing voters shift their votes. if you live in texas, same deal. doesn't matter how voted for, texas will go to romney. >> why campaign in the other states? >> why? in waste our time. >> john: otherwise, consultants ignore 40 of 50 states. >> this is not about a national campaign. it's about persuadable voters in a few states. >> john: today campaign managers copy rove's strategy. first identify your key voters and then get them to vote. >> your only priority is get them to vote. >> they call it gltv. >> have you a chance to vote yet? >> hundreds of volunteers can knock on their door. you have to remind them. and you call them again? >> sure. so they know where their polling place is. >> you have to make sure your votes get out there. >> john: today the phone system is automated. the phone automatically dials a likely supporter and name pops up. campaign is called these people months before. >> we appreciate you getting out and vote. >> computer kept track if they were going to vote for their candidate.
people's live. >> one president obama wants the states to decide on
terror detainees from guantanamo bay, cuba, to the united states. in presidential penal ran dumb, president obama direct -- memorandum, president obama directed eric holder to prepare it to house detainees. sparking backlash on capitol hill. lawmakers sought to block any funning to transfer suspects from gitmo to the mainland. they vowed not to place any detainee at the illinois facility. >> we will not move people from guantanamo regardless of the state of law to thompson. that is my penal as attorney general. >> skeptics including one of the vocal critics of the original plan, congressman frank wolf remained doubtful. >> you can't take the attorneyien at his word. >> that is not world's only objection. >> as of now you are fined violation of the senate earmark been a, if you have an earmark been a, i think the american people are really expecting you to live up to it. >> reporter: others argue the $165 million request came directly from the executive branch, which isn't bound by congressmember self-imposed earmark band. it doesn't meet the definition of an earmark. house approp
: tonight the economy takes center stage as mitt romney and barack obama face the states. they are here for our debate warm-up. is from the getting more specific about the tax plan? we think so. we have the details. welcome to "the willis report." hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis. tonight is the night. obama versus romney. this same stage. the expectations are sky-high. it seems like all obama had to do is show up. with more on this neil cavuto from denver. can romney meet these expectations? >> they are high expectations. the pressure is on him because of these polls. i often think that a lot is put on the challenger. sometimes he can benefit by showing up and sharing the stage with the president of the united states. already on equal footing with him in that respect. he does have the advantage of a dicey economy going forward. the president's supporters say it is not as it had been, and there is some economic news today that portends may be the worst is behind it. but i agree with that. if you want to be in game changer this is the night. and no one doubts the earlier point. he has
. so, no, money is not going to buy governor romney love in this state. >> so you know president obama. ohioans know what he has done for the economy. >> we. >> and the pack of lies, nobody is -- everybody's going to see through exactly what romney was doing last night? that's the take? >> that's the take, ed. you know, republicans talk about a president who has been trying. well, yes, he has been trying. you know, you want to talk about trickle-down government. if that means saving the auto industry and providing a safety net for people who are in need, if that means stopping and averting a great recession from going into a great depression, we will take trickle-down government any day of the week. the governor -- the president is trying but the governor's doing a whole lot of lying. >> should the republicans worry about voter turnout? >> absolutely, they should, ed. and all the voter suppression, tactics that they are using in the state of ohio is just further cementing the cause of folks getting out to vote. people in ohio are excited getting out to vote and that's clearly the first
. >>> mitt romney and president obama will be campaigning in the heartland today. romney will be visiting iowa. it will be the gop nominee easily seventh trip to iowa since finishing second in that state's caucuses in january. romney will visit ohio where the president will be this afternoon. mr. obama will be at ohio state university in columbus. he has campaigned on more than 30 college campuses this year. the first lady campaigning for the president today here in northern virginia. michelle obama will speak to supporters at the loudoun county fairgrounds in leesburg this evening. virginia has been a common stop for both candidates and their spouses. mitt romney and his wife ann were making multiple campaign stops in virginia yesterday. the first lady's event opens to the public at 2:45 this afternoon. >>> people who live in the district today is the last day you can register to vote by mail. applications are available online and at public libraries, firehouses and police stations. anyone who misses today's deadline can still register to vote during early voting and on the election at t
for governor romney. because this is a state with a significant african-american population, president obama has a strong base here. governor romney has to do well among white voters. look at this among white men, a huge lead 30 points among white men 64 to 34, he has to keep president obama probably around 37%. overall among the white vote. so encouraging for the governor among man. but white women in the state of ohio, wolf, 52% to 46%. a narrow lead for the president. some people might say that's not such a big deal. when the president beat john mccain in 2008, president obama received 47% of the white female vote. so he is now winning that vote. that is the key area that governor romney must improve in his advertising, campaigning, in the final two debates plus the vice presidential debate. wolf, that's one of the reasons we're here. when you talk to white women especially in the suburbs, one thing that resonates with them they don't like, that 47% remark. a lot of them have struggled the last few years, they found what governor romney said offensive. clearly into the next debate that is
. president obama holes a campaign rally today at ohio state university. mitt romney holds rallies in both ohio and iowa. and i want to take another look at those two polls that everyone is talking about this morning. they seem to paint different pictures of this race. the pew research center gives mitt romney a four-point lead over president obama. 49% to 45%. that survey did include more likely voters who identify themselves as republicans. however, the latest gallup tracking poll has president obama leading mitt romney 50% to 45%. this poll does include voters who were surveyed before the presidential debate which most voters say romney won though interestingly enough, it showed movement toward obama yesterday. all right. hard to keep track of. there's a lot going on here. cnn political reporter peter hamby joins us live from washington. please, peter, make sense of this for us. >> okay. these are the first two real credible polls we've seen since the debate. the bottom line here is there's movement in both toward mitt romney. you're right. the gallup poll had about three days of sampli
tie right now with president obama. that makes the key battleground state of ohio even more important. both candidates are spending time there today. for the obama campaign there may be a real sudden sense of urgency. cnn's white house correspondent dan lothian is joining us now from columbus, ohio, the state capital. he's there with the president. dan. >> reporter: that's right, wolf. and here in ohio voter registration deadline today. president obama i'm told by a senior campaign aide will be pushing the audience here and those who perhaps are also watching on television here in io to not only sign up to vote but also to vote early. meantime, his campaign continues to hit hard at mitt romney. and for now big bird is not going away. trying to regain his footing and momentum after a race impacted by one debate and new poll numbers, president obama returns to ohio with a sharper more forceful message. but his campaign's continued focus on big bird is what's getting much of the attention. in almost every stump speech since his debate the president has used governor mitt romney's own wor
in swing states. meanwhile, president obama is outpacing mr. romney with tv ads. the times reports it's especially noticeable in flordia, where pro-obama ads outnumber pro-romney ads by nearly 50%. the obama camp is also strategically spending large amounts of money on campaign ads runing during shows heavily watched by women and young people. a federal court has decided to allow american airlines passenger service agents to hold union elections. the airline had tried to block the elections among 10,000 of its employees. that's on top of going through bankruptcy proceedings and a new problem explored in our cover story, rows of seats coming loose during three flights within the past week. federal officials are looking into why rows of seats came loose during three separate american airlines flights. no one was injured, but two of the jets had to make emergency landings. some say faulty locking pins are to blame. "they know it wasn't sabotage. it's a pin that's used by american maintenance crews and outsource contractors." but others suspect more. "i think it's labor-related. i think y
by the new research center stated that mitt romney had before percent lead over president obama pripe. president obama made history when he announced a memorial for cesar chavis. let us honor his memory of most importantly less live up to his example. romney was blasting the president as being passed tough and that he is not a global leader. >> the president has failed to lead and syria. a lot of women have been. our ally turkey has been an. before romney's spoke he stated that his trip. tonight the obama campaign is calling from is criticism reckless. the vice president the bay will be up next on thursday night. a lot of people will be watching joe biden and paul ryan. some say that there will be extra pressure on by dan. this will be thursday night and the next presidential debate. that will be on comcast 193 or on digital channel 4.2. >> prosecutors say the fed petty few people will take the stand for jerry sandusky. he was convicted of molesting 10 young boys. he was convicted on 45 counts of child abuse. he claims that he did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> he was drawn
. white women. right now, president obama gets a majority among white women here in the state of ohio. back in 2008, remember, senator obama won ohio then, he only got 47% of the white women vote. these are middle class women, a lot of them are working women, some of them have been laid off the last four years, some of them have had their husbands laid off the last four years. the 47% remark, i had a woman come up to me in michigan and talk about this, i met several in ohio today, it offended them. some have had to ask for food stamps or other government assistance over the past several years. it offended them and makes them think romney doesn't understand their every day struggles of getting the kids off to school, paying the bills. that is still a warning sign here. he's making progress but if i had to put one thing on a bill board and say to win the election, romney better learn to deal with this, it would be that. the blowback from the 47%, especially among middle class women. >> gloria, you say polls are showing suburban women are keyed to a romney win at this point. >> those are
this sense. all the obama people are stating that romney may say something stupid. do that work with the voters? they only work with the voters that actually mean something. it doesn't really work unless it really includes the people. and so expectations are some what a joke. gov. christie who was on the sunday show blowup the show. if you listen to the nboth candacecandidates. nonetheless the republicans are stating that no oppose are very dimmer credit shaded and that they do not really represent all the swing voters. >> the polls are not scutes and you can go to fox news poll to see the separation between the president at mitt romney. >> if you would like to connect to michael young. kron 4 will air the entire debate on wednesday night at 6:00 p.m.. if you can tune into comcast 193 or hour over the night digital air on 4.2. >> there is a new study that is dictating how taxpayers may get an increase in their taxes. that is only if congress does not take action on cuts that are expected to expire in december. if nothing is done a typical middle house hole will see their taxes g
the republicans run was not a good preparation for general election this year. anyway, in swing states the obama campaign has bombarded voters, as you said, with this powerful ad going after romney for his 47% putdown. let's take a look. >> 47% of the americans who vote for the president who are dependent, who believe they're victims, who believe the government has to care for them, who believes they're entitled to health care, food, housing, you name it, and they will vote for this president no matter what. so my job is not to worry about those -- i'll never take care of them. they should take care responsibility and take care of themselves. >> you look at this analytical, only three or four breaks, romney would be ahead right now, breaks going to obama's side. the romney performance overseas when he blew that thing with cameron. the masterful performance by bill clinton where he reset the clock on the economy. of course, this 47%. these breaks have been going toward obama, haven't they? i mean, i can't think the last time romney got a break. >> reporter: no, really not since -- you have to go
. the economic recovery and job creation is being led by red state republican governors. president obama did not focus on job creation. job creation is also tied to spending and deficits. he gave us $16 trillion in debt. so while we do see an improvement in job creation, it's not what it should be. the red state governors are leading it. and if president obama were following their lead, the national mood and economy would be much, much better right now. >> do you think that conspiracy theories such as being said across the country right now, do you that damages mitt romney? it's getting a lot of play nationwide. it really is. you can't take that away. do you think that's damaging? >> people are entitled to their opinion. this is a free country. it's free speech. i personally accept the numbers as they are. we need to be talking about the issues. the facts, there are still over 20 million people out of work. gas has doubled under this president. >> okay. scott, let's move on to you. florida's unemployment rate stands at 8.8%, one point higher than the national average that came out yesterday.
the united states and iran is better now than it was at the beginning of the obama administration in 2000-- 2008/2009? >> i have said i don't want to talk about something that would affect-- that would affect the u.s. elections. but i can state my own desires. i think, i think that the current situation between iran and the u.s. is to both parties disadvantage. there is certainly much room for improvement. why should the u.s. government be in conflict with us i haven't really been able to understand this so far. and i'm a political person. has the united states government have any gains, i'm not saying we have had any gains. no, we certainly didn't have any gains. why should we be in conflict with each other this is a serious question. >> rose: it's a very serious question. >> after all the american politicians should sit down and answer this question. why should we disagree with one another. >> rose: and i will ask them but what about your side? what can you do, what are you prepared to do, what changes have you made in terms of your attitude about the united states. your willingness to
's in the swing states particularly critical ohio where the obama lead appears to be four- to eight-points, something in that range. there are two possible regulations. one is state-specific factors that are affecting voters in those states. for example, in virginia and ohio, a better-than-average national economy. but the other conclusion it seems to me that you have to arrive at is campaigns matter. the obama folks are running a good campaign with good ads, good messaging in these swing states. >> woodruff: that's where they're putting all these efforts. >> they're running more ads. they ran more ads in the spring. they had more money to run ads in the summer. that was a time when they were really attacking governor romney trying to undermine his credentials on the economy. the romney campaign for financial reasons and also following their own strategy didn't respond as fully. didn't spend as much money on ads as the obama group did. this is a good bet that the obama campaign is thinking they have won. >> woodruff: maybe it's paying off. >> no question about it that the romney fol
the obama-romney race is still close. but the president is moving ahead in most of the battle ground states. to get a sense of where the race stands, and what each campaign believes the candidates mu do in those debates, we're joined by our regular duo, stuart rothenberg of the "rothenberg political report" and "roll call," and susan page, washington bureau chief of "u.s.a. today." welcome back to both of you. >> good to be here. woodruff: we just reported again, stu, nationally the race looks pretty close but in the battle ground states the president seems to have lead. what do you make of all that? >> that's exactly the case. national numbers show obama leading by two to four points. some polls have it it a little bit more. it's in the swing states particularly critical ohio where the obama lead appears to be four- to eight-points, something in that range. there are two possible regulations. one is state-specific factors that are affecting voters in those states. for example, in virginia and ohio, a better-than-average national economy. but the other conclusion it seems to me that you hav
states and nationally that i think caught barack obama sort of at the apex of the bounce he had received post-convention and post a couple bad weeks for mitt romney and mitt romney at the nader of where he could possibly be in a race where you have the country as divided as it is. the fact that things are moving back towards at the national level, 49/46, i think should not be terribly surprising. i continue to believe the problem for mitt romney is not national polling. it is swing state polling. nbc/marist, you put out data this morning, close in several states but still in ohio, mitt romney down by 8 points among likely voters. i think that's very problematic for him. if he loses ohio getting to 270 electoral votes becomes not impossible but much more difficult. >> at the same time in the national poll, right track up to 40%, still not great, but it's the highest number we've seen in a number of years. this is better for the president. the enthusiasm gap still favors the president. >> yeah. the right track number i think is fascinating, andrea, because there's no obvious reason in the
position of the current president of the united states. this guy named barack obama. romney didn't offer any additional specifics, so it is hard to tell if he has really any disagreement with the president over afghanistan. the same goes for iran. >> i'll put the leaders of iran on notice that the united states and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring weapon escapebility. >> if you believe the new mitt romney, he is going to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. president obama says the same thing. but mitt romney doesn't say how he will prevent iran from getting any nuclear weapon. he also doesn't tell you who is advising him on all of these matters. one of his foreign policy advisors is former bushy john bolton who never met a bomb he couldn't launch. earlier this area bolton told fox news the bet wear toy prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons is to attack its program directly. oh, boy. another romney adviser, here is a dandy, his former bush state department official robert joseph. joseph, now you're wondering, where do we know this guy from. he has been c
, the first debate between president obama and mitt romney just two days away now. it's happening in colorado. a key battleground state. inside a denver airplane hanger, gop volunteers worked the phones as crews set up the stage for mitt romney's last rally before his first presidential debate. >> people are waiting until the debate on wednesday. i think that's going to be a big sway for some people. just to finally see them kind of go head to head and see where they are on the issues. >> wednesday's debate at the university of denver focuses on domestic policy. romney supporters want the gop nominee to show undecided voters how he'll jump-start the slow economy. colorado is a battleground state that went for president obama back in 2008. a new washington post poll gives the president a comfortable 11-point lead in the swing states. the poll also shows 56% of voters think the fort president is going to win this first debate. sunday in las vegas, he tried to dial back those expectations. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> the president is staying in nevada until wednesd
for a winner take all seat, the president of the united states. the first tv debate is always a great moment of anticipation as americans get the chance to draw direct comparisons, mitt romney is trailing barack obama in the polls in a number of key states but the president is under attack for failing to deliver jobs for voters. nowhere is that felt more than reno, nevada where the unemployment rate is the highest in the country. >> in the city nevada, reno is a little less vegas than las vegas it might be little but its voters could have a big impact on the elections. few places in america were worse hit by recession. inform has the highest unemployment rate in the country. barack obama won here comfortably four years ago. this time it will be closer. >> you're going to have a big choice to make, nevada. and it's not just choice between two candidates or two political parties. it's a choice between two different paths for this country. >> this is the other path. mitt romney, the businessman turned politician who is promising to turn the economy around slipped a little in the polls but it's
targeting latinos, especially in swing states like colorado. the latest poll gives obama 70% of the hispanic vote. romney has backpedaled and the written policy with a much softer focus on illegal immigration. some say this is a chance to touch home the new message. >> throw away the rhetoric, the language that turns people off, and talk about it in a real leadership way. >> as night falls, the intense preparations are at an end. they will soon face each other for a debate but some say will shake up the race for the white house. >> so, how significant is tonight's debate? i am joined by the national editor of "a vanity fair" magazine. thank you very much. obviously, these debates have been analyzed for their significance. given the context of this election, how significant is tonight? >> it could be significant. the balance of the evidence suggests that the challenger has to gain in the first debate. he has the most -- obviously, mitt romney has the most to gain. he also has the most to lose. if he cannot show himself as a possible candidate, he will not turn around the trajectory. president
the election. get out register and vote if you're an early voting state. we'll see you tomorrow night. >> eliot: good evening. i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign is over. president obama could be forgiven if he wanted to press the reset button. the candidates were all smiles as they came out shook hands in denver last night but when the 90-minute debate was over, mitt romney was the only contender with a reason to keep smiling. according to a cnn poll, 67% of adults thought romney won the debate compared to just 25% who picked the president. 46% of undecided voters in a cbs poll gave the win to romney to just 22% for mr. obama. nearly a third of the undecideds were undecided. romney's positive rating rose above 50% for the first time in this campaign in a reuters poll. the president's ratings stayed unchanged at 56%. romney stayed on the attack even though his positions were to be charitable and flatly untrue. here's some of what he said about his tax plan and the ec
city which was full of quests on holiday. >>> in election news this morning, president obama and mitt romney continue to target swing states today as the latest unemployment figures are set to be released in about an hour. president obama will visit virginia, then ohio. democrats are regrouping following wednesday's disappointing debate. president obama accused republican challenger of mitt romney of being dishonest. >>> mitt romney will also be campaigning in virginia today. he's holding a coal country rally just days after accusing the obama administration of crushing the coal industry. meantime romney is clarifying his controversial 47% comments. now he says he was completely wrong when he said half of americans are victims independent on the government. now both mitt romney and president obama will be keeping a close eye on the jobless report which is due to be released in about an hour from now. 115,000 jobs were added. they say that will increase the unemployment rate to 8.2%. now that some discouraging job seekers are returning to look for jobs. >>> the film that di pickets the
post" poll. 52% of likely voters across swing states side with obama. 41% romney in the new national poll. the problem here there was a margin of error of 8 points and there was a sample size of 161 people? >> right that poll should have never one and hats off to jennifer rubin for the "washington post" who called her own newspaper on that poll and pointed out the eight-point margin of error and the slimness of it. what are the underlying assumptions about who is being polled. >> jim garrity talked about the sample size. the other problem is who cares about whether the whole nation thinks one thing or the other. even if the sample size is good, which a lot is not it's part of the election. >> part of the narrative for me on the polls we don't get a quick snapshot. 116 people, 500 people and you don't know what the question is. as we know, you can ask a question a lot of different ways to get a lot of different answers. >> jon: it's also true that i think most people when they read a headline, and "washington post" made a headline out of those poll results, most people won't be lookin
. >>> topping our stories this morning, president obama is returning to the battleground state of virginia and he'll be in our area. the president is due to speak at a campaign rally at george mason university at 10:45 this morning. after he leaves fairfax county, he heads to another university in ohio. mr.obama will speak at cleveland state university this afternoon. >>> meanwhile, republican nominee mitt romney is also in virginia again this morning. he'll be at a campaign event in washington county on the north carolina border. yesterday romney campaigned with country music legend trace atkins outside charlottesville. both meet for another debate in new york in a week and a half. >>> surprising unemployment report shows the jobless rate dropped. most economists expected it to rise. it went down from 8.1 to 7.8%. this is the first time in almost four years that the unemployment rate has fallen below 8%. the government says the rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential race. >>> making headlines this morning, an alert for women in fairfax county.
. on the trail today, president obama and the first lady take on the battleground states. mr.obama will be in ohio this afternoon. the first lady will speak to supporters in loudoun county, virginia. mitt romney campaigns in iowa. >>> george allen and tim kaine squared off in their second debate in the race for the u.s. senate. the candidates went at it last night in richmond. they covered a wide range of topics. allen again tried to portray kaine as a would-be tax liker. kaine repeatedly cited deficits. >> i think cain won because allen didn't answer some questions about privatizing social security, didn't whether he or the trentt with one statement, repeated it over again that allen said in the senate that i want to ram their soft teeth down their whiney throats. that isn't the bipartisan patina that you want. >> the two have been running neck and neck for nearly two years but kaine appears to have tan the lead in recent polls. >>> jerry sandusky is speaking out proclaimings he was innocent and was given atrial based on pawls accusations denying he committed any of the, quote, di
obama in the election. could this cost the president the swing state of ohio? a lot more money and no mortgage-backed securities coming up. ♪ . follow the wings. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whater your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. ♪ . melissa: so the stage is set. some presidential candidates are ready to go. the first debate is one day away. but the catch is the commission on presidential debates isn't allowing one candidate to participate. you can bet the commission is catching some flak for that. in fact two original sponsors have pulled their support. philips electronics and the ywca the man who has been excluded, gary johnson, libertarian candidate joins me now for an exclusive interview. thank you so much for coming on the show and why do you think you were excluded? i want to tell people we have a little bit of a delay. bear it with us
a invitation to come on o show. the libertarian presidential candidate with his handicap of the obama-romney dual. >>> plus a powerful coal miners union won't back president obama in the election. could this cost the president the swing state of oh? a lot more money and no mortgage-backed securities coming up. ♪ . ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or rn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a hh-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. from maine to maui, thousands of high school students across the country are getting in on the action by volunteering in their communities. chris young: action teams of high school students are joining volunteers of america and major league baseball players to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers. carlos peña: it's easy to start an action team at your schoo so you, too, can get in on the action. get in on the action at ♪ . melissa: so the stage is set. some president
these dvds, a million of them to swing states particularly in ohio. we got this one from one of our viewers who lives in ohio who had it mailed to them. in this tape they seem to be pretending that president obama is speaking. he's talking about his mom and how she was a porn star. get a load of this. >> these photos were taken a few weeks before christmas 1960 when mom was about five weeks pregnant with me. there's no mistaking this is my mom. >> cenk: no, there is mistaking it okay? that is unbelievable. when you thought they couldn't go any lower not only are they pretending that video that president obama's father is actually not kenyan. that's a new one. that's unique, but that his mom was in porn. unreal. let's bring in michael hastings who is covering the obama campaign, and he's in nevada with them right now. i have one quick question for you, michael. what is president obama's campaign reaction? are they amused, chagrined? what is their reaction. >> my reaction, look, they're taking it very seriously. especially the voter suppression efforts. they have what is called a voter protec
states that you know especially well? >> well, pennsylvania, i think the voter i.d. law had the potential to affect 50, 100,000 votes. that's wiped away now. pretty clear that president obama is going to carry pennsylvania. what the surprise is ohio. always a tossup state. even in the poll today, which showed governor romney narrowing it in virginia and florida. ohio state at eight points f p if ohio folks don't move in the next days after the debate, time for romney folks to cash in ohio. >> you take the media hit for a couple of days there, but ohio, pennsylvania, they represent a type of voter or a group of voters would know romney needs. tries to make up ground on the auto bailouts saying that is not exactly what i meant at the time, i was really in line with what played out there, we know it was not but the type of voter or the group of voters in ohio that we have talked so much about, white males in particular, working class, middle class people, they are there in that state. >> well, they are, but take pennsylvania. president obama carried by 11% in '08. >> yeah. >> yet he lost 11
middle class is hurting? the policies that barack obama is imposing on the united states haven't worked anywhere in the world they have ever been tried. never. >> bret: florida senator marco rubio and former president bill clinton two big campaigners for both sides welcome campaigners. back with the panel. jeff, you listen to them on the stump. those campaigns have to like when they're out in battleground states. >> which is why they sent them out there. president clinton, the chicago headquarters of the obama campaign would like to have president clinton out there more. he has other things on the schedule. not a coincident he is in new hampshire today. he will spend time in florida i'm told. ness as well. places where the economy still needs, people need to be convinced that the economy is doing better. senator rubio, he is campaigning aggressively, but not in florida oddly. he spends most time around the country. a little bit interesting. doing his own work at the same time. >> bret: is this debate as turning point, a point? >> big moment. you can't have an event watched by 50 million
, every day. the polls are bad for romney and good for obama in the swing states. but the national numbers are as tight as they get. the primaries are over, the conventions are over, but the debates, the home stretch, starts right now. >>> all right. the pre-season is officially over. game on. thank you for joining us tonight for msnbc's coverage of this first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. i'm rachel maddow here at our headquarters in new york. i'm joined by ed schultz, reverend al sharpton, chris hayes, and steve schmidt. lawrence o'donnell will be our man in the spin room tonight. and the one and only chris matthews is at the university of denver, which is the site of tonight's debate. chris, i've been watching you this past hour. i can sense the excitement that you feel, that i feel as well. i mean, it is a big night when these candidates speak at their conventions, but tonight the tv audience for this debate could be almost twice the size as the convention audience. just a huge night. what are each of these guys thinking they need to do tonight? >> well, i think obama's the
close race. in a state where barack obama is expected to win by at least 20 points here at least 12% of reporters want to send a democrat for a second term. she has every advantage right now. the problem is she has got to close a deal. this is a state doesn't elect women, never have. that's a big challenge for her. the opportunity right now is scott brown has hurt himself in the first two debates by debating style and continuing to call her native american heritage into question. >> bill: why is that hurting him. everybody knows it was a ruse by dr. warren to use that why would that hurt brown? she used that to try to advance her economic career. i think that's a fairly significant issue. >> she claims she is and she claims she did not. i think if you go back and look at the claims. >> bill: even the cherokee indians say she is not. even the cherokees say she is not. >> that would be like the irish saying o'reilly is not irish. is he lithuanian. we can prove it. >> here is the difference, bill. scott brown stood next to her in a debate and repeatedly went all night long for one hour
, those three big states were firming up nicely for obama. give us one day or two on that. we promise we'll be watching the three states for you as we move forward. on the topic of debates here, keep this in mind as well this is a big week. we have the vice presidential debate coming up this thursday. that's biden versus ryan here. a week from tomorrow, obama versus romney. and then those two again, two weeks from today, that's the final debate before the election. so mitt romney to the, he gave this 20-minute speech on foreign policy. not exactly one of romney's stronger suits thus far. take a look at yet another poll here. the question being better on foreign policy shows him trailing the president by seven points on that one specifically. wolf blitzer, let's talk to you about all of this. joining me live from washington here. and we'll listen in a moment to that speech from mitt romney at vmi. let me ask you this, why a foreign policy speech this late in the election campaign? do you think he sees some sort of opening here? >> yes, i think that the killing of the american ambassador a
in battleground states polls of obama have been polling ahead of romney and now the dynamic is changing after republicans now feel they have a chance, conservative republicans particularly, are coming along behind romney and they are enthusiastic now. so, i think that the win that was coming out of republican sails is back. >>eric: now, another poll, kind of a score card and it seems to be changings kind of a scoreboard, you can see the early innings, looked like the home team was winning, look at this, 2012 presidential candidate, ill imagine after the first debate, better or worse, governor romney, 56 percent of the people polled say their image of him has increased and president obama only 13 percent. >>guest: that is not surprising. people know who president obama is. they have an idea of their impression of him. romney was still a blank slate to a lost voters. coming up we have a couple more weeks left before voters are fully engaged in this. that debate which was watched by the second or third highest debate ever. >>eric: 67 million. >>guest: 67 million, for many of those people that is
romney and president obama will head to ohio a key battleground state to the campaign. now, where 18 electoral votes are up for grabs, with the election just a month a with now this is going to be very important because ohio is a state that some people believe could make or break victory. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> big bird is the star of a new ad for president obama. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street... >> the obama campaign released this ad just this morning and it pokes more fun at homicide's pledge to cut funding for public television. a pew research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an 8-point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a 4-point lead in an updated survey. he is excited about his chances of winning next month. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable, thank you so much. >> he campaigned in the pouring rain in virginia yesterday after giving a speech blasting president obama's foreign
in this election happened four years ago. when president obama named hillary clinton secretary of state, and forged the unity of the democratic party. that convention in charlotte is the reason they're winning today. the exuberant excitement of a party that feels united, because of the clinton/obama connection. they are connected. no president who's been elected in the 20th century, except for hoover, has been defeated in a two-way race. the only people who have lost is when there's been divisions. whether it's ross perot pulling off the right wing from george senior or george anderson pulling the moderate and liberals away from carter. in a two-person race with the incumbent president, the incumbent wins. and all you have to do is stay united. that's what they've dope with clinton. it's still true. bill clinton today up in new hampshire again, sealed the deal again. he will do it in pennsylvania, he will do it in ohio, and when the time comes, he'll do it in wisconsin. they're going to own the rust belt, the democrats, because of this united party. that's what i think is really important this elec
it obama ad flag battleground states across the country where they are hitting at that mares 47% comment and i will make the point that in our nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, mitt romney trails on looking out for the middle class by 20 points so still a lot of work to do >> mark murray, thank you vet. i will see you tomorrow for your thoughts on the postdebate. >>> and the news nation gut check is next. we are tackling the debate. ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter too? what? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked. [ male announcer ] you start your day... love you, too. ...thinking about what's important to you -- your family... ...the mortgage... the kids' college tuition. [ cellphone ringing ] but life insurance? [ horn honking ] life
nationally and in some key battleground states. "nbc news-wall street journal poll" finding president obama is in the lead now with 49% vote compared with governor romney 46%. that is down from the five point lead the president had earlier in the month. mary katharine ham, editor-at-large for fox news contributor. juan williams is fox news political analyst. he is out in denver. good to see you both. mary katherine, the president, however has a commanding lead among women. why is that? what is he going to do about it? what is romney going to do about it and is romney going to try to address that tonight? >> well i think in 2010 there was a swing towards republicans among independents and among women. the republicans actually won them in 2010. i think that freaks democrats out rightly and they went on the rampage on this messaging, you heard the war on women theme all summer long which was mostly fabricated and, i think it had some success. they have been worried about, mitt romney doesn't have to win women. what he has to do is peel off some of obama's voters. they were rightly
Search Results 100 to 199 of about 1,430 (some duplicates have been removed)